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ol political stalemate, lots of finger pointing as president obama calls the debt talks a partisan three-ring circus. cold blooded killer, norway's self-confessed mass murderer makes a stunning announcement, there are others out there just like him. open for business, football fans couldn't be happier as players and owners finally end the lockout. o captioning funded by cbs >> hello, everybody. good morning, thanks for being with us. i'm betty nguyen. with just a week to go to raise the debt ceiling, the partisan bickering is now getting personal. president obama took to prime time monday night and blamed republicans, then house speaker
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john boehner came out and blamed the president. the net result? still no deal. danielle knottingham is in washington. she joins us this morning. danielle, what's the latest there? >> reporter: well essentially this has become, as we said off the top of the show, the president has called it a three-ring circus. he did not hold back his criticism last night. the president essentially told the republicans that their plan is not good enough and republicans say the president is the one making this a crisis. president obama called for compromise in his prime time address monday night. with just one week to go until the deadline to raise the debt ceiling, he's blaming republicans for the dead lock. >> a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach, a cuts only approach, an approach that doesn't ask the wealthiest americans or biggest corporations to contribute anything at all. >> reporter: but gop leaders argue the president is the one who won't budge.
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>> the president wanted a blank check six months ago and he wants a blank check today. this is just not going to happen. >> reporter: president obama still wants the wealthiest americans to pitch in, but endorse senate majority leader harry reid's new proposal. it calls for a one-time increase of the debt limit increase in 2012, $2.7 trillion in spending cuts and no new taxes. republicans are pushing a two-step process, raise the debt limit enough to last through the rest of this year, then form a joint committee to tackle a second increase and more spending cuts. it's not clear if either plan has enough support to pass both houses but president obama has vowed to veto any plan to raise the debt ceiling in two waves. there are real consequences if the deal isn't reached by next tuesday. the value of the u.s. dollar could take a hit and the government may not be able to pay its bills. the president urged americans to get involved.
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>> if you believe we can solve this problem through compromise, send that message. >> reporter: both parties insist the country will not default on its loans. the president says that a six-month extension may not be enough to avoid a credit downgrade. republicans say the president wants a longer deal so he can get through his re-election campaign. betty? >> all right, danielle knottingham in washington for us, danielle, thank you. with congress still in gridlock over the deficit, financial markets dropped, then they rebounded a bit, but on wall street and in foreign markets, they are taking a political haggling over the debt ceiling very seriously. anthony mason reports. >> reporter: wall street hasn't panicked yet but the world is watching as britain's business secretary put it -- >> the biggest threat to the world financial system comes from the fear in the american congress. >> reporter: but investors in the debt insurance market are measuring the risk of a u.s.
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default at less than 1%. bankrupt greece by comparison is at 16%. and the u.s. may have just bought itself more time. the deadline really isn't august 2nd? >> in our view it's not, no. >> reporter: larry cantor, head of research at barclay's capital says the treasury faces a big $22 billion social security payment august 3rd but recent tax revenues have come in $14 billion higher than expected. >> in other words the treasury on august 2nd stands to have more cash on hand than before and they'll be able to make the big social security payment august 3rd. >> reporter: at most that gives the government one more week. >> can they go up to the 11th hour? >> there's a big cost going to the 11th hour because you start to spook markets. >> reporter: former governor of michigan says in the rescue package in 2008 the dow plummeted nearly 800 points that day. >> boy, was it a disaster, so
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when you go last minute and you're basically saying you know, don't assume that we have responsible adults that has huge, huge costs we've seen it happen before. let's hope it doesn't happen now. >> reporter: while economists say the risk is remote, the risk of a new recession is very real. if america has to slash its spending to stay under the debt ceiling, the recovery could be over and quickly. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. now to the massacre in norway. the confessed killer is in solitary confinement this morning, after his first appearance in an oslo courtroom. he expects to spend the rest of his life in a cell. and claims two other cells of his network are out there. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: anders breivik left the courtroom to spend the next four weeks in solitary confinement. he pleaded not guilty.
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>> the accused believed that he needed to carry out these acts in order to save norway and western europe from among other things cultural marxism and muslim takeover. >> reporter: police are investigating breivik's claims that there are two more cells in his organization. breivik admitted he bombed oslo's government building and opened fire at a youth camp. police originally put the death toll of the two attacks to 100, but revised it down to 76. ♪ a huge crowd gathered to express their shock and sadness, some holding flags, most holding flowers, many in tears. this vigil is the latest response to the terrorist attack. norwegians want to send a message to the confessed gunman and anyone who follows him that this normally peaceful nation is united against violence. >> to show that we care for each other and we stand together. >> reporter: breivik's father, who did not want to be
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identified, said his son must be mentally ill. and wished his son had killed himself, rather than all those people. randall pinkston, cbs news, oslo, norway. it could be the evidence that helps set amanda knox free, experts told an appeals court in italy on monday, the dna evidence that helped convict her of murdering her roommate may have been contaminated. they say that investigators made a series of errors using dirty gloves and not wearing caps to collect evidence. knox's appeal hearing continues on saturday. are you finally ready for some football? after four months, owners and players decided to end the lockout and fight it out on the gridiron instead of the board room. fans could not be happier. jessica stone has the details. >> reporter: the nfl players' union approved a ten-year deal to end the four and a half month lockout. >> to our fans, i know you love
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this game as much as i do, and i know that it has been a very long process. >> reporter: the deal settled the biggest issue how to split the league's $9 billion revenue between the players and owners who overwhelmingly approved the proposal thursday. the nfl commissioner says he's grateful both sides worked hard to find common ground. >> football is back and that's great news for everybody. >> reporter: and players are ready to get back on the field. >> this is a fair deal that we're excited to present to our players, instead of being in these meeting rooms, we're in football meeting rooms, which i'm a big fan of. >> reporter: teams can start training camp as soon as wednesday, and the full season will be played as scheduled with the first preseason game august 11th. that's what fans have been waiting so long to hear. >> it means the wings come back out as well as the beer, as well as the tostitos. >> i pray they get everything done so i won't be forced to watch golf. >> reporter: when the lockout ends, the free agent frenzy begins as teams scramble to find players and fill their
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rosters for the start of the season in september. jessica stone for cbs news, washington. in other news, troubled singer amy winehouse will be laid to rest today in a private funeral. her family won't say where. fans have turned the gates of her london home into a shrine. winehouse was found dead saturday after a very public struggle with drugs and alcohol. the denver teenager severely mauled by a grizzly is talking about the attack from his hospital bed. 17-year-old sam gottsegen and six other teens were hiking in the mountains about 120 miles north of anchorage saturday when an angry mother grizzly bear came at them. >> i thought i was going to die when i was being attacked. i was so scared. we saw the first person go around the corner and yell "bear!" started running backwards, and i looked behind me and the bear was behind me, so i started running down the hill and it tackled me on the way down. >> gottesegn's arms and chest
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were slashed, a lung was punctured and two ribs broken. three other hikers were also hurt, all said to be okay, though. just ahead on the "morning news," a breakdown of the growing wealth gap, plus dramatic video of a waterspout churning up one of the great lakes. first though, bob schieffer has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> the debt limit debate is in heated standoff but we'll show you how some congressmen who are pushing for spending cuts are still putting millions of your tax dollars toward their own expensive pet projects. that story tonight on the "cbs evening news." i love that my daughter's part fish.
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in "cbs moneywatch" your post office could be moving and airlines could elect an unexpected fee. ashley morrison is here in new york with all of that. good morning ashley. >> good morning to you betty. asian stocks were mostly higher. japan's nikkei moved 0.5%, while hong kong's hang seng gained over 1%. wall street stocks finished lower yesterday, the dow down by 8 points while the nasdaq fell 16. the wealth gap between whites and minorities in this country is getting wider. according to a new census report whites on average have 20 times the net worth of african-americans and 18 times that of hispanics, that's the widest gap in a quarter century. analysts blame the recession and uneven recovery. the postal service is reviewing 3,600 offices for possible closure. the postal service lost $8 billion last year. most of the offices under review are in rural areas.
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postal officials say they are considering relocating some of the offices in local businesses, town halls or community centers. this morning, nissan and its chinese partner announced plans to invest $8 billion and launch 30 vehicles in china over the next five years. the plan calls for building new factories and introducing a china manufactured car by 2015. and betty you may know the faa was partly shut down friday due to a legislative stalemate in congress and that means federal taxes on airlines tickets expired but so far only three american carriers, alaska airlines, frontier and virgin america, are passing the savings on to you, most are collecting a windfall of $200 million a week. >> of course they are. we are not going to see the savings. all right, thank you, ashley. appreciate it. straight ahead your tuesday morning weather. and in sports, it could have been been bad as the padres hit the turf against the phillies.
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the southeast can expect scattered storms to fade away while the great lakes and ohio river valley enjoy clear skies. later today rain can fall across the gulf coast and southeast regions. it will be another blazing hot day in the southern and central plains states. and the northeast will enjoy pleasant days in the 70s and 80s. in sports some great plays at home in philadelphia. phillies in the first, ryan howard tries to score on a deep hit to right but a bullet relay nails him at home. then in the next frame the unexpected, a pick-off move to first then the padres chris denorfia steals home. san diego tops the phillies 5-4. an offensive assault in arlington, the rangers land an incredible 27 hits against the hapless twins. it got so bad minnesota sent right fielder mike cuddyer to the mound. the rangers trample the
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twins 20-6. and watch out, the angels kelly downes throws up his glove for a comeback against the indians. did you see that? in the bottom of the ninth the winning run is brought in. indians edge the angels 3-2. when we return another look at this morning's top stories and why the price of some prescription drugs could drop as much as 80%. prescription drugs could drop as much as 80%. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's low fat, too, and has 5 grams of sugars. i'll believe it when i--- [ both ] oooooh... what's shakin'? [ female announcer ] as you get older, protein is an important part of staying active and strong. new ensure high protein... fifty percent of your daily value of protein. low fat and five grams of sugars. see? he's a good egg. [ major nutrition ] new ensure high protein. ensure! nutrition in charge!
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come forward. the suspects in bryan stow's beating.. also accused of assaulting other giants fans. and now, for the first time, we're hearing from one of the suspect's mothers. a police officer, rescued in the wilderness after being shot at with high-powered rifles. what the gunmen may have been trying to protect. just one week until the debt limit deadline. the dueling messages to the nation - from president obama and the house speaker. join us for cbs 5 early edition ... beginning at 4:30. ,,,,
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on the "cbs morning news," here's like at today's weather. there is a chance of thunderstorms in the northern plains states. the southeast can expect more heat and humidity. temperatures across the southern plains will still be in the 90s and 100s and the northeast could see some scattered showers. here's another look at this morning's top stories. last night president obama blamed republicans for the stalled debt talks, calling the talks a partisan three-ringed circus. meanwhile democrats and
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republicans are pushing their own plans to raise the nation's debt limit. and the football lockout is finally over, as players and owners agreed to a new labor deal. it was the longest work stoppage in league history. the price of some prescription drugs is about to drop for millions of americans. in the next 14 months some of the world's best selling drugs will be available in a cheaper generic form. joel brown reports. >> hi, mr. tepper. nice to see you. >> 58-year-old ira tepper spends hundreds of dollars per year on lipitor, but says it's worth it to keep his health in check. >> if you look at my charts, everything is straight down the middle. >> reporter: there will soon be a cheaper option for tepper and millions of americans when drug patents expire in the coming months. >> a generic drug is in most cases essentially the same as
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the preexisting drug, so we expect that it would have the same chemical formulation and the same effects. >> reporter: generic drugs can cost 20% to 80% less than brand names. doctors hope lower prices will help more people get the treatment they need. >> because they might have been on a fixed income or they simply could not afford the monthly payments. >> reporter: the drugs going off patent include cholesterol fighter lipitor, the drug thinner plavix, lexapro, singulair, lovasa, and actoso. tepper suffered a stroke four and is not going to be quick to take chances. >> i would switch but have to be reassured that the generic works. >> reporter: over the next decade generics become available an more than 100 drugs giving patients even more options. joel brown, cbs news, los angeles. still ahead this morning on "the early show," the latest on finger pointing over the stalled
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for some american veterans the traumatic stress of combat can push them to the verge of suicide, but one ex-soldier's experience with his pet dog is now helping save the lives of other vets. chip reid has the story. >> what are you doing? >> reporter: dave sharpe calls his pit bull cheyenne his savior. and that's no exaggeration. when she was just a puppy she saved his life. sharpe served with the u.s. air force security forces in saudi arabia and pakistan. after two near death experiences, he returned home with severe post traumatic stress disorder. >> before i met her, i was a wreck. i was out of control, start fights for no reason. >> reporter: deeply depressed and filled with rage, he decided
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to end his misery with his pistol. >> cocked it back, put it right in my mouth, and i sat there and i cried for about a minute or two. and i was this close to pulling the trigger. >> reporter: that's when cheyenne, who was then 6 months old, came to his rescue. >> she came up behind me and she licked my ear and she gave me this look of, what are you doing, man? like, who is going to let me sleep in your bed? listen, if you take care of me, i'll take care of you. good girl. >> reporter: sharpe realized at that moment he had something to live for, but he didn't stop there. he decided that what saved him might save others like him. so he started pets to vets, now known as p2v, an organization that has put dozens of injured veterans together with their own four-legged saviors, dogs and cats. p2v makes sure it's a good match, provides training, even pays for the pet's health insurance. the pets all come from this
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shelter in washington, d.c., so everyone comes out a winner. the veteran gets a badly needed companion and these guys get a new lease on life. marine sergeant jimmy childers lost a leg to a roadside bomb in afghanistan that also left him with traumatic brain injury. he was prone to angry outbursts until p2v paired him with titus. >> just his look gives me all the answers i want to calm me down. >> reporter: childers looked into getting a dog trained to work with the disabled. but was told it would take more than a year. anyway, he says that's not what he needed. >> i don't need a dog to grab my prosthetic leg. i don't need that. >> reporter: titus gives him what he does need. >> unconditional love, no judgment. >> reporter: the demand is never ending on both sides. >> 18 veterans commit suicide every day in this country and one animal that's put to sleep every eight seconds. >> reporter: dave sharpe puts the two together to save each other's lives.
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chip reid, cbs news, washington >> what a great program. coming up later on "the early show," bob schieffer breaks down the stalled debt talks to see if congress can come up with a plan before the august 2nd deadline. plus meet a 6-year-old girl from north carolina who barely survived a shark attack. and fishing without a rod or reel. while catfish can be exciting and dangerous. that's the "cbs morning news." thanks for watching. i'm betty nguyen. -- captions by vitac --
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